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Sunday, July 24, 2011

If you are from New Jersey, Pennsylvania is a tax haven 


There are only 49 states with a lower tax burden than New Jersey. People leave this state for Pennsylvania, which has higher taxes than a mere forty states, to avoid state taxes. I know, I've seen them do it.

Meanwhile, there are only five states with a lower aggregate tax burden than Texas, which has 30% more people than New York (which taxes slightly less aggressively than New Jersey) but which collects 60% less in taxes. Even if you believe that Texas does not do everything right, how can any principled New Yorker not be outraged, or at least ashamed, by the disparity?


7 Comments:

By Anonymous Kirk Petersen, at Sun Jul 24, 11:33:00 PM:

Ha!! I scooped you by 32 minutes! http://blog.kirkpetersen.net/2011/07/surprise-new-jersey-has-the-highest-tax-burden.html  

By Blogger Steve, at Mon Jul 25, 12:57:00 AM:

May be why Obama hates Texas.  

By Blogger Georgfelis, at Mon Jul 25, 01:05:00 AM:

Steve, name one state that he *likes*? (other than D.C., the State of Chaos, and the State of Delusion)  

By Blogger Hassaan, at Mon Jul 25, 07:52:00 AM:

http://syedhassaanahmed.blogspot.com/2011/04/you-know-youre-zionist-when.html  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jul 25, 04:54:00 PM:

Easy! We New Yorkers are arrogant elitists who don't like anywhere that isn't NYC. Ask any New Yorker for driving instructions to get to another state: there is only one answer, "I don't know, but go across the GWB and turn left."  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jul 25, 11:12:00 PM:

The difference is NY has to pay overtime for snow plowing.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jul 26, 12:46:00 PM:

If you want to make hay from this invest in Delaware, especially areas down the Route 1 corridor. It is growing like a weed and you can commute to Philadelphia from there, assuming you can't find work locally.  

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